Saturday, December 4, 2010

Winter Wonderland!!!

On Saturday, the weathermen in our area said that we MIGHT get a few snow flurries, but nothing to get excited about. The joke was on them. At noon it started snowing and it snowed the rest of the afternoon. We probably got at least 2 inches of snow. Luckily, it did not stick on the roads, so everybody could continue on with their plans, but the ground got covered. The trees were gorgeous and everything certainly looked like a winter wonderland.
This picture is at the Battleground Park, which is right near my house. I loved the way the snow looked on the trees!
The local Christmas tree lot blanketed in snow! Even the big Santa got covered in snow today. People were scurrying around trying to buy their Christmas trees in the snow flurries. It was so festive!!!
In Mom's backyard, her little squirrel was looking everywhere for something to eat. He kept digging in the snow looking for the bird seed that had spilled from the bird feeder. I love to watch the birds and the squirrels!
I took this picture while we were out and about today. I loved the old gate and the trees covered in snow in the background. While Mom and I were out today, we were amazed at God's beauty all around us... Even simple things were so gorgeous covered in snow!

Today was such a fun day. I took my Mom out for the day and we enjoyed our time together. We started out at a local church bazaar. Then we went out to lunch. From there we went to a local "Vintage shop" that has the most gorgeous stuff. They were having their Christmas open house. I bought an old vintage Santa to add to my collection and a hand made Santa ornament. (You know I love my Santas!)

From there Mom and I went to Furniture Land South in High Point to look for a leather recliner for my Dad. High Point is where they have the furniture market twice a year, so the selection there is incredible! ( A bit overwhelming, actually!!!) We found the exact chair that my Dad had and it was on sale at a great price. We were both doing the happy dance over this chair!!!!

Saturday night Tom and I went out to dinner with some of our friends to our favorite restaurant to celebrate my good news and also our friend's birthday. I had a great day!

The only sad note to the day was that my youngest daughter, Adelaide, was supposed to have her White Rose Formal dance with her sorority and it got canceled due to the bad weather where she is in school. The girls had rented houses to stay in where the dance was being held. They were already there settling in to get ready for the dance, when they got news that things had been canceled. Luckily it will be re-scheduled for sometime in January or February, but I know all the girls were really disappointed. Adelaide had a beautiful new dress to wear and she was looking forward to going with her new boyfriend. Oh well, you can't control Mother Nature!

Our first snowfall of the year was so pretty today! I wonder if this is an indication of what is to come this winter?

47 comments:

  1. I just love how the snow slows everything down for awhile...but I am sorry the dance was canceled though. Your pictures are so beautiful too!

    I am so glad of your good news and that you are cancer free! PTL! Have a wonderful Sunday...I am off to bed!

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  2. Your pictures are beautiful. It is snowing here now and if we get the lake effect snow they are talking about, we could end up with a foot of snow. The joys of living so close to Lake Michigan. Good thing I love snow! Sorry to here about Adelaide's dance being canceled. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend. Keep celebrating your wonderful news.

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  3. I'm going to do a snow post too! Can you believe it? We were decorating our house and tree listening to Christmas music and watching it snow. It was a GORGEOUS afternoon! (And such a nice surprise!)

    Sorry about Adelaide's dance but I'll bet those girls had a GREAT time laughing and talking together....and now they get to do it AGAIN!

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  4. Beautiful pictures!! I love to see the snow and how beautiful it makes everything look!! But I do not like to be in it at all, if possible!! Of course, we get very little snow here in our area.

    I'm so sorry about Adelaide's dance being canceled....I know she was truly disappointed!!

    ~Beth

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  5. The snow is beautiful and to be able to drive around in it is perfect. Sounds like you had a fun and busy day.

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  6. Your snow is beautiful, and I'm jealous! ;-)

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  7. Melinda, The snow is beautiful!!! I am so jealous. That's the kind of snow I like when the roads are clear. You and your mom sound like you had a wonderful time shopping in all the beauty of the season.
    I am so sorry about Adelaide's formal dance ... but they will have it to look forward in the new year!
    Have a good Sunday ;)
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. Hi Melinda!

    Good golly, this looks mighty cold!
    It is a shame that the dance was cancelled!

    Stay warm!

    xo
    becky

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  9. Snow is beautiful but it can throw a kink into plans sometimes. I'd love a nice pretty snowfall for Christmas. It's only happened one time in the SC Lowcountry in my entire 49 years so I'm not hopeful.

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  11. Melinda....
    The first snow is always the prettiest.
    and your right...there's no controlling Mother nature.
    I am so happy your CT Scan was clear and you can remove this concern from your radar.
    Blessings to you and your family this wonderful Season...
    Thank You for your love and concern,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  12. Oh those pictures are gorgeous! It sounds like the perfect snow to me - blanketing all the trees and such with beauty but still able to drive.

    Hopefully Adelaide and her girlfriends still had a fun weekend. As you say, nothing we can do about the weather but it sure can disappoint sometimes.

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  13. I love snow!!! Have you taken a picture of Adelaide in her new dress? If it snows again maybe get a picture of her in the snow wearing her new dress, this way she gets a chance to wear the dress and enjoy the snow. I am hoping for a white Christmas here. I am glad you and your mom had so much fun. You are wise to enjoy every minute together.
    Blessings,
    Bren

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  14. Hi there, Loved seeing your photos; the first snow is always so beautiful. I'm thankful we haven't had much here so hubby is happy but I do love it. Glad to hear about your good news!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  15. The snow is pretty-I saw loads in Germany but we haven't had any at our house here yet. Well, none that has hung around anyway. I'm okay with that...I know its coming. Sorry about Adelaide's dance...my youngest missed her semi formal a couple of weeks ago as her boyfriend had a very bad case of the stomach bug the whole weekend. She went for pictures with friends before hand but didn't go to the dance. There's a bigger one in the spring so hopefully that will work out for them.

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  16. What fun!!!
    These images are just gorgeous.

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  17. Oh,this all made me nostalgic! Your day spent with your Mom made me miss mine sooooo much, and she's been gone for almost 10 years. We don't get snow here in Southern California. I don't think people would know how to function if they had to deal with it. Sorry about the dance. Great pictures!

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  18. I received your tags today! They are absolutely ingenious with the cut out windows. I adore the Santa image on front, and the ribbons add the perfect cheery touch. I will posting your tag in our last batch that arrive. I can't thank you enough for sharing your time and creativity with me. It has been such fun, and I can't wait for you to receive all your tags! Elizabeth

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  19. How PRETTY...love it when it snows with all the Christmas decor out!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. I am visiting your site through following the friends of a friend (lol). And I am so blessed to have found you! Congratulations and PRAISE GOD that you're cancer free!! And I love the photos of the snow and am so glad you're enjoying it. We live "up north" so we have tons of it all winter and it's not so fun to deal with in these large amounts.
    Anyway... I'm going to keep peeking around in your beautiful site and am blessed to get to know you.
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  21. hey, just a quick note....wanted to let you know we received the package yesterday.....ella LOVES the book.....you are beyond sweet!

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  22. PTL for your good report!!
    your snow looks so pretty....I enjoy watching the squirrels too. today I was watching one as it knocked down our bird feeder and enjoyed a feast of seed.

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  23. What a lovely blog you have. So glad you got a great report. Wonderful news.

    I adnired your christmas cushion, I still have the pattern for that somewhere in my stash, I never finished mine, though I did do a couple of motifs and made them into decorations (must be 25 years ago).

    We're sweltering here in hot and humid heat with the threat of a storm hovering above us. Just love looking at all that snow.

    Jan

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  24. Melinda, love all the pictures! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and saying those kind words!

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  25. Hello Melinda,
    How are you?
    I just wanted to let you know that you will be getting a surprise from me in the mail soon. You answered the question on my last blog post correctly.... The picture of the store window belonged to Anthropolgie!
    Please email me your address! losttrailranch@hughes.net and I will get your package out to your right away!
    I am so happy to hear that your CT scan was clear.... That is wonderful news! I can only imagine how you must feel right now.
    Merry Christmas and sending you a big warm hug from California!
    Take Care,
    Maria

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  26. Melinda
    I just discovered your blog and except for the cancer and where you live, your bio could be mine! I am 58, mom of 4 boys, married my high school sweetheart, empty nester, and love everything crafty. I am a die hard scrapbooker and quilter with gardening, floral decor, photography and other crafts thrown in the mix. I live in So. California, have 7 (+1 on the way) grandchildren and love my life.
    I had tears in my eyes when I read you got a clear CT scan. So God Bless you and I will look forward to reading more about your empty nest.

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  27. So pretty! We haven't had our first snowfall yet. So happy for your good news and that you have your Mom to spend beautiful time with!
    I'm still aching my empty nest even after years!!

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  28. Your photos are so wonderful...I'm sorry about your daughters dance though! Merry Merry Christmas
    xo
    Robin

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  29. South Carolina Furniture and Snow! Oh what a blessing! Truly magical! I wanted to let you know I have posted about our Valentine Exchange. Because the day comes so quickly, and the holidays are so hectic, I wanted everyone to have lots of time to create at their leisure. You can choose to just swap one Valentine with me, and you can also choose to make a few extra to "exchange" with others who would contact you personally. Again, thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! Elizabeth

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  30. FLS is so overwhelming, especially when you take a teenager to go pick out their bedroom furniture. I learned my lesson the hard way several years back and so when we were buying #3 her new furniture, I looked on line first, then went to local furniture stores here in Raleigh that carried the line we had chosen to make sure it was what we wanted and then called FLS to price and order it. I completely avoided having to go there at all this time. Whew!

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  31. Hi.Just wanted to say how lovely your tag for the Peppermint swap is.I am a big fan of that cheery Santa.Thanks for sharing. It was so much fun to participate in my first tag swap.Happy holidays!
    www.junquemagnet.blogspot.com

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  32. The snow is just beautiful! It seems to transform the simplest of things into a magical image. That poor little squirrel looks like he is a good hunter. :o)
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!! Thank you for leaving such encouraging and sweet comments on my blog. It has been a blessing getting to know you this year. :o)
    Sincerely - Trish
    ps. your comments are set to no reply, so I am unable to send emails back. :o)

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  33. Those pictures are GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the first significant snowfall. Lorelei Gilmore (from the Gilmore Girls) had it right when she said there is something magical about snow. Everything just seems perfect. I am really hoping we will still get a white Christmas.

    I'll have lots of food blogs over the next couple of days so stop in.

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  34. Merry Merry Christmas my friend. I hope it's a great day and you make some wonderful family memories.

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  35. Beautiful pictures of the snow. And just in time for Christmas!! But too bad about your daughter's dance. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    xoxo
    Jen

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  36. Well, we got a White Christmas this year, how about that?! Thanks so much for stopping by, you always leave me the best comments, my friend. thanks for your support over the year & I hope you and your family are having a wonderful day.

    We visited my family the weekend before Christmas & spent the day here with hubby & his 3 kids. Much to be thankful for!

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  37. Merry Christmas! You may be getting a white Christmas...I hope it is a wonderful day! ♥

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  38. Your photos are beautiful, and the perfect time of year for it....a white Christmas! We had snow in February and the squirrels cracked me up too! They are the cutest!

    Sorry to hear about your daughter's dance, but your good news should have everyone smiling!

    Very best to you and your family over the holiday season!

    LaurieAnna

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  39. that is utterly breathtaking!!! what a wonderful christmas to have! hope you and your family got out and played in all that beautiful white snow!

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  40. What a lovely white Christmas. The best part (for me that is) is that it didn't stick to the roads.
    Sam

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  41. Your pictures are just beautiful, it all looks so pretty! But it's a shame Adelaide's dance was canceled, that had to be disappointing for her.

    The best part of the entire post (well, actually the previous one) is your good news! That's such a blessing, I'm so happy for you and the entire family, I'm sending big hugs your way.
    tp

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  42. Oh, how beautiful! I wish we'd gotten some of that snow in D.C. I know it can be a pain, but it's so lovely when it first falls.

    Hmm, I was intrigued by Adelaide's White Rose Formal. Is she a Kappa Delta???

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  43. Just checking on you Melinda. I know you have been busy with family. Happy New Year!

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  44. Love your pictures. Brought back memories of Greensboro. We always got our Christmas tree at Wagoners. And I used to work at Furnitureland South. First in Sales and then as a Manager. Big place for sure. Thanks for your comments.

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  45. Thanks to Kristin at "My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia" my first ever link party for Cottage Flora Thursday's is up & running! Inviting you to come over & link a cottage garden post you may have & please advertise "Cottage Flora Thursday's" on your post that you link!! & don't forget to become a follower of my blog !!!

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  46. What pretty pictures--when I'm in the warmth of my home. :-) I like seeing it without experiencing the cold.

    Thanking God for your cancer free report!

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